The Friary Guildford brings Christmas to Life for the Whole Family

This year, The Friary Guildford customers can expect a festive period like never before, for the Centre will play host to a range of FREE festive fun for the whole family.

Santa’s elves have escaped the hustle and bustle of the North Pole and are on their way to The Friary Guildford! On Saturday 8, 15 and 22 December, Santa’s ‘nice’ elves will be running free Christmas craft workshops from 12pm to 4pm on level 1 outside Sunglass Hut. Workshops will include bauble decorating, wreath making and Christmas stocking design. All festive creations made on the day can be taken home.

Joining the nice elves on 8, 15 and 22 December are two of Santa’s ‘naughty’ excitable elves, who will be treating lucky shoppers to golden envelopes filled with prizes from The Friary Guildford stores! If you are one of the lucky customers to be stopped by an elf, rip open your envelope to reveal your festive surprise!

Back by popular demand, Giftmas is returning for the third year running, and it’s bigger than ever before! Taking place from Monday 10 December to Sunday 23 December during late night shopping from 5pm to 8pm, Giftmas gives shoppers the chance to receive 10% of their spend back with a Friary Guildford gift card! Spend anything from £50 to £500+ to receive a gift card with the value of 10% of your total spend. It couldn’t be simpler! Terms and conditions apply, visit the website for more information.

The Friary Guildford’s Marketing Co-ordinator, Rachael Millward, said “Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year! Giftmas is always a huge hit with our customers, so it was only natural that we bought it back. But this year, to really bring Christmas to life, we’re giving our customers lots of exciting activities to build up their festive spirit for the big day! There’s nothing we love more than welcoming families to the Centre and watching them have fun over the festive period.”

All information on these activities can be found on The Friary Guildford’s website at